The Silver Sword

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The Silver Sword

(published in the US as Escape from Warsaw)

by Ian Seraillier

Age: 9+

Interests: history, World War II, Poland, war, family, poverty, refugees, strong female characters

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Milkweed

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Milkweed

by Jerry Spinelli

Ages: 11+

Interests: history, Jewish history, WWII, war, Holocaust, racism, homelessness More

The Book Thief

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The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Age: 11 +

Interests: history, WWII, war, Germany, Jewish history, Holocaust, orphans, strong girls More

Number the Stars

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER – 1990

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Age: 9+

Interests: history, war, Denmark, WWII, Jewish history, Holocaust, intolerance, spies, adventure More

Tamar

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 2005

Tamar

by Mal Peet

Age: 13+

Interests: war, WWII, violence, Holland, spies, occupation, romance, grandparents, family history, mystery

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We Couldn’t Leave Dinah

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CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER – 1941

We Couldn’t Leave Dinah

by Mary Treadgold

Age: 10+

Interests: war, spies, history, horses, British history, WWII

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